Step by Step

Day after tomorrow. All those people. I'm starting to get a little apprehensive. You see, there's this thing about blogging and making comments. Not that I've been disingenuous - what you see is what you get, with me - but when you blog - when you make comments - you THINK. About what you say ... about how you say it ... you consider your statements and responses.

Live and in color, I don't know that the pathway between brain and mouth is long enough - there is no brief stop in the 'thought' processing center. No chance to stop the 'inappropriate', the 'unkind', the 'less than sympathetic' from spilling out and falling on other ears to God knows what impact and impression.

I think I'll just smile, shake hands, hug where appropriate and nod my head.

Each step I take, each minute that passes, brings me closer to picking up my first passenger on Thursday morning. If I can manage that without issue, in the afternoon First Passenger and I will return to the airport to pick up two more passengers and deliver them to their hotel. From that time onward there will be parties and meetups and all kinds of opportunities to do and say things wrong.

On the other hand ... maybe ... just maybe, I'll do and say everything just right. Maybe I will meet and make new friends. Maybe I will do some rubbin' up on people and leave good feelings and impressions behind me.

Maybe. I sure do hope so.

Do you think I should wear a dress?



Jientje said...

Ooooooh, I'm going to be jealous!!! I know you will do and say just fine, but if I can give you one word of advice, forget about the dress. From what I've seen your legs are much too hairy. That would never work!

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Green with envy over here.

Simply by being yourself, I'm sure you will do fine and will have a GREAT time.

And if you choose not to skip the dress...make sure you take pictures for those of us stuck at home;)

witchypoo said...

Oh, Lou, I would so love it if you wore a dress! Really.

Loraine said...

Wear whatever suits you and won't get you arrested. Unless you want to get arrested.
Don't sweat over the comments. Feedback is helpful, but don't feel obliged...

moneythoughts said...


If you say something and it doesn't go over well, tell them MONEYTHOUGHTS told you to say that. Just lay it on me. I am not there, so they can't get at me.

I worked with a woman that said what ever came into her head. A fellow worker said she did not have a clutch between her brain and her mouth.

Just be yourself, and I agree forget the dress.

Maggie's Mind said...

Whatever you wear, I can't wait to see you! And thank you again for delivering me some of my favorite bloggy girls.

Momisodes said...

First. Skip the dress. If I can't manage to find one to wear, you shouldn't. LOL :)

Second. I can hardly wait!

Hyphen Mama said...

I bet everybody else will be feeling just as apprehensive.

I think a dress with high heels would be PERFECT.

Joyce-Anne said...

I agree with a couple of the commenters. I have a feeling that the other first-timers are feeling a little apprensive too. Everything will be fine and I'm sure you'll have a great time.

LceeL said...

Jientje: Hairy legs and an A cup - I think I'll stick with pants.

Ashlie: Nope. No dress. But I will take pictures.

Witchypoo: I knew that if anyone, you would be pleased.

Loraine: Roger.

Moneythoughts: 4 got ten.

Maggie's Mind: I can't wait to see you either. And you are SO welcome.

Momisodes: Ok. I won't.

Hyphen Mama: Not everybody seems to agree.

Joyce-Anne: I'm pretty sure I will, too.

Ree said...

Although I'm sure your legs are wicked awesome, I love the real Lou.

Tara R. said...

Should we all dress alike, like sorority sisters and frat bros? I call shotgun! (seriously excited about meeting you this weekend!)

NicoleB said...

I'm sure you gonna have a bunch of fun :)!